South at Admiral Baker Golf Course in San Diego, California, USA | GolfPass
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3.8
275 Reviews (275)
5 Stars
71
4 Stars
142
3 Stars
47
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.8
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
81.3%
Recommend this course
251 out of 275 reviews
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3.1
13 Reviews (13)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
4
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1
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Conditions
2.9
Value
2.8
Layout
3.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
3.3
53.8%
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7 out of 13 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Military
Par 72
Length 6051 yards
Slope 125
Rating 74.5

Course Details

Year Built 1984
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $12 - $16
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Available Sports

Minigolf

Reviews

3.8
275 Reviews (275)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
Brunch 10
Patio Dining 10
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 9
Water Hazards 7
This course/club is great for:
Locals 18
Walkers 15
Seniors 12
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 19

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Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Don’t Pay Online Rates!!

I paid $48 MORE than the advertised green fee PLUS the $5 GolfNow convenience fee by booking this course online!! DO NOT book online. Call the course. Or better yet play somewhere else. Apparently this course does not know it is 2021 and golfers expect the convenience of online booking. Paying 38% plus premium for the option is RIDICULOUS.
I nicely pointed out my frustration to the guys at the pro shop and their lack of understanding and disregard further escalated my frustration. Their response to my inquiry as to whether they were aware of the rate disparity was to go on the aggressive. It’s one thing to not be able to resolve the situation to the customer satisfaction. It is quite another to further escalate the problem.
Needless to say I’ll take my golf business elsewhere.
And while GolfNow provided a service for the clearly states $5 fee, I will likely never book through this app again thinking that I could be playing large premiums to the service.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Previously Played

Punched Greens

Courses on golf now typically let you know when the greens are punched. It did not at admiral baker. Just a heads up, they should probably get that sorted out.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Not worth the money.

Fairways are in horrible condition. Greens were good & the only good thing about the course. The guy behind the counter was a jerk & didn’t honor an online price that the guy I called agreed to.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course BUT

We had a 4some today and the weather was somewhat windy but great because we had to play different shots. There were a few brown areas and mud and the bunkers needs attention! They were like hitting off the cart path. Overall, we had great time golfing and we would come back again. Oh, we all did well golfing.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Overpriced for what it was

Paid $75 for what was a $50 course … COVID Golf. Nice straight forward course. Greens In Good shape. Fairways not in good shape. Lots of shenanigans going with other players hitting into you, very slow play and playing in your fairway… a lot. But such is golf. Will come back if price is reasonable in the future.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser

South needs help

First time playing South Course. We found it difficult to get around and were unsure several times where to go to find the next tee. Greens were in rough shape. Course layout was awkward.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course but completely overbooked

Enjoyed playing the course but didn’t enjoy waiting 5-10 minutes on the majority of the holes. Sometimes two groups were backed up waiting for the tee box. It was impossible to get a rhythm. Played on a Wednesday around 1015.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great fun and good round!

Fairways on the south are a bit sparse, but greens were in pretty good shape. Pace was awesome as there was no one in front or behind us. Lots of fun!! Price was right.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Barren landscape

The South course ground was hard and bereft of grass. Not much more to say then I would never play there again.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Over priced

First time at baker south in a while. The course is in terrible shape for the huge cost. The entire 4some was disappointed and would not recommend the south course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good value for a decent course

Decent course for the money, south course is more open and forgiving but fairways aren’t maintained the best; Lots of dead grass and dirt patches on the fairways. Overall a fun course to play but just not the nicest.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bad fairways

Fairways were some of the worst I’ve seen. Huge dirt patches everywhere and a pretty rude starter. Should be $10 for the round for what you get. Disappointed.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Admiral Baker is a good value.

We had fun n our round. We were partnered with two slow players and it was stressful to stay on pace. Course was fun and challenging.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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